Scrimshaw primarily associated with the Tasmanian whaling industry. It consists of engraved sperm whale teeth, jaw bones, and bone plaques showing a variety of scenes, including whaling activities, romantic and rural scenes, portraits and caricatures. It also includes carved and turned objects for domestic and maritime uses such as corset busks, pin cushions, walking sticks, fids and seam rubbers. Date range circa 1820s to 1900. Approximately 200 items.
Crowther; Domestic life; McGregor; Men's clothing & accessories; Sperm whale teeth; Tasmania; Whaling industry; Women's clothing & accessories